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Storing your conveyor belts

It is quite common for organisations to carry extra belts in their facility in case of belt failure or damage, and the closest replacement belts to reduce down time will be the ones you carry in stock, so here are a few storage tips to keep your spare belts pristine.

Preventing cambering

Ideally to stop belting material from developing a camber, rolls should be stored in a dry area off the floor or on a pallet. Avoid storing belting on their edges
The edges of some fabrics can absorb moisture from cold, or damp surfaces which may cause the edge to shrink and become tighter than the opposite edge.

Avoid contaminants and moisture

Small belts should be sealed in plastic wrapping to keep them safe from contaminants and moisture.

Proper storage temperatures

Try to avoid temperature extremes, store away from direct sources of heat and try to keep them out of direct sunlight. In the event of belts being stored at temperatures below 0 degrees C it is advisable to warm up the belt for at least 24 hours to around 10 degrees C, to reduce the possibility of damaging the belt once fitted and running.


Ideally storage indoors is preferable, but if storage outdoors is unavoidable, the belting should ideally be protected with tarpaulin or other suitable materials. Belting stored outdoors should be raised off the ground for protection from damage by water, mud, grit etc. On pallets or in boxes, both of which are preferable to wooden battens, which may cut into the surface of the belting. Any belting that is not coiled on centre cores and is to be stored for a length of time, ideally should have a length of steel tubing or something similar put into the centres to prevent the coil centre from collapsing, as this can cause handling issues.

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